Here’s very welcome news to anyone who has found themselves improvising a bike parking spot in the Ballard commercial core: Cascade Bicycle Club will host valet bike parking at the Ballard Farmers Market Sunday (but you still need to bring a lock). From the market:
Did you hear the rumor yet? Ballard Farmers Market will be setting up a valet bicycle parking rack, in partnership with the esteemed Cascade Bicycle Club. We’ll be setting it up starting at 10 am. Ride your bike to the best farmers market on Sunday.
It’s hard to park a car near the market, sure. But it doesn’t need to be so hard to park a bike. Solving car parking supply problems is impossible. Solving bike parking supply problems simply requires a bike corral every block or two.
The Farmers Markets have been doing a lot of awesome stuff to encourage people to bike. Remember to buy a Bicycle Benefits sticker so you can get your $2 in market bucks.